the Bridge Between Hearts and Minds
I help women leaders and experts
strengthen their voice,
deepen their sense of self and
speak with presence and heart,
by learning to tell their stories.
For the last 400 years human endeavour, lead by rationalism and science, has studied and admired analysis, logic, and conceptual thinking, but emerging from the shadows is an acceptance that we are still, and always will be emotional, narrative-loving, meaning-making machines.
We are only now starting to understand the power, necessity and inevitability of using Story to connect, communicate and comprehend.
While Story comes naturally to us and is the water of human contact that we swim in, to become conscious and deliberate in how we use, shape and share story is something we have let slip in that 400 years.
We urgently need to learn Story, to become aware of it as a way of thinking - a valid and amazing source of human imagination, emotion and relationship.
And we urgently need the voices of women to be loud and clear. We need to hear them and we need them to be strong and resonant with the truth of women’s lived experiences, their embodied, emotional and logical stories.
What I know in my bones is that for women to stand tall and grounded, to speak with voices that ring out to change the world, we need to be supported and guided, in community and with teachers and mentors, we need to practice and get feedback, we need to understand story as a way of thinking and we need to weave story into our bigger purpose; to do this we need someone outside our head to help us.
It is so easy to get lost in our blind spots, to focus on the overarching narrative, where it’s more comfortable, rather than the moments where life actually happened, or to freeze in fear, or wander off on side tracks or rabbit holes, or to find ourselves with no track to follow, just sort of ending with no point or….
Story is like taking off our glasses and seeing the world in a completely different way, one that we were in all the time but couldn’t see. We need to learn, study, play with and practice.
I have put together my best work, twenty-five plus years experience in law, community engagement, facilitation, coaching, speaking and of course storytelling, as well as my own journey of personal development…into a four month program that absolutely offers you my best, in individual support and structured learning, to transform your storytelling, your public speaking and yourself.
The truth is that the most important work you will do with me is to gain insight, to shift your perspective, to see yourself, your story and your life in a new way, a way that taps into a universal, that reveals who you are, what you believe and why, and that makes you so relatable, authentic and compelling.
Insight doesn’t happen overnight, it requires reflection, questioning, exploration and a sounding board. This is why I work with people on meaning making, and the art and craft of storytelling; success requires exploration and learning in both areas.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gained new insight, made sense and deepened my understanding of who I am, through crafting a story. It is this landing of a story’s meaning that gives us and our listeners the deep sigh of story satisfaction, and is the hallmark of a great story. (The gift of story has many layers.)
If you think this might be what you’re are looking for, to have the impact and connection you need, then let’s talk. Book a FREE Story strategy sessions today.
In this session the focus is all about you and what support you need to take the next step in your storytelling, whether you want to give a presentation, host events for others to share their stories, run a project, open an exhibition or speak at an event or family function, the program is tailored to work towards your bigger goals.
Even if this program is not a good fit for you, you’ll get clearer on the direction you need to go, and I can steer you towards resources to help you take the next step.
If you want to finally learn to understand story, how to shape your memories and share who you are - not just once but for the rest of your life, and you see an opportunity in talking together, book your spot here.